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WSU to Host Virtual Information Session for Two Master’s Programs

WESTFIELD — A virtual information session for Westfield State University’s (WSU) master’s degrees in counseling and applied behavior analysis will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Individuals interested in careers as behavior analysts, clinicians, family and marriage counselors, and guidance or adjustment counselors should consider attending to learn how a graduate degree could help them attain one of these career paths.

The Department of Psychology offers a 60-credit graduate program designed to serve the student who plans to enter the applied fields of counseling or psychology after receiving the master of arts degree. Students may follow one of four specialized tracks: school counseling, school-adjustment counseling, forensic mental-health counseling, and mental-health counseling.

Westfield State also offers a 48-credit master of arts program in applied behavior analysis to individuals who work, or aspire to work, in settings such as schools, including regular and special-education classrooms; business and industry; healthcare; and other community-based settings.

“Westfield State’s graduate training in counseling meets all requirements for entry licensure in school counseling and all pre-masters content and field experience requirements for mental-health counselors,” said Robert Hayes, chair of Graduate Programs in Psychology. “We particularly value small classes for technique-related courses, where graduate candidates receive outstanding individual attention, as well as group supervision during the development of their counseling skills. Counseling is both a science and an art, and our graduate training program attends to both.”

Information session attendees will have an opportunity to speak with faculty and members of the outreach team about the program and its application process. The $50 application fee will be waived for all attendees. To RSVP, visit www.gobacknow.com. For more information, call (413) 572-8020 or e-mail [email protected].